Notes for the film "Glory"

These are additional readings to supplement viewing the film "Glory".

In the Film

Not in the film, (but part of history)

William H. Carney was an African-American soldier in the 54th Massachusetts Infantry and the first African-American to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Read his story. Read his words. In the film, it is "Private Trip", played by Denzel Washington, who takes up the flag.

The words and music to "Give Us A Flag", a song sung by the 54th are available. Click the music icon to play the song and click on the song title to read an explanation of the song.

In the film, (but not part of history)

William Hogue, 21 July 2002

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